2020 Panelist Profile | Q&A with Adam
Have you attended The Energy Summit before?
This will be my first Energy Summit and I am looking forward to an open dialogue about the future of Colorado.
What made you decide to join us at this 32nd Annual Energy Summit conference to participate on this panel about climate change and public health studies, and how they are interpreted?
I am excited to participate in this panel, because these are exciting times. The climate change debate and public health studies have driven the oil and gas industry into an identity crisis. Resistance is an option, but so is embracing change and continuous improvement. I have not been in this industry as long as most, but what I think is remarkable about this industry is its creativity, ingenuity, and pure determination. And there is no challenge this industry cannot tackle safely, under budget, and error free.
Why do you think this topic is critical in the oil and natural gas industry at this time?
The best way to stay up to date on issues and current events is to sign up for COGA, COGCC, CDPHE, etc email distributions. This will keep you up to date on the “what” and the “why”. Staying current on the “how” is trickier. For news on the latest methods and technology that address these issues, I find the best way is to follow influencers, vendors, and your colleagues’ activity on social/professional media. Many have intimate knowledge on on-going issues and can provide solutions, or know people who do. Then, ask, listen, and repeat.
What is your personal favorite story about, or characteristic of the Colorado oil and natural gas community and those who work in it?
My favorite story about oil and gas in Colorado, was an issue related to slugging of liquids through separators and tanks at a production facility. To reduce the slugging, the operator and the engineers started on the path of resizing and reducing valve trims, which would have been a costly effort. Instead, a younger engineer right out of school had a different idea. He drove to Home Depot, purchased rubber stoppers and pipe clamps, drilled holes in the stoppers, and then installed them on the valves to limit the stroke of the valve (and prevent them from going full open). The solution cost $1.35 and it stopped the slugging. The best solutions can come from the most unlikely of places.
About Adam Meyer
Adam Meyer is a facilities expert, technical lobbyist, and owner and CEO of Lansera LLC. He has over 18 years of experience in the design and analysis of fluid, cryogenic, and heat transfer systems. Adam’s experience has ranged multiple industries including: Internship at Pratt and Whitney running the fracture mechanics lab; mechanical engineer at General Dynamics Electric Boat building submarines for the US Navy; cryogenic systems engineer and analyst at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) for the Space Shuttle Program and Space Launch System (SLS); mechanical engineer at Siemens in the gas turbine auxiliaries department; and Director of Oilfield Solutions at ZAP Engineering and Construction Services. During his tenure in oil and gas, Adam became more well known for his work in forwarding the industry’s understanding of storage tank vapor control systems and lobbied for more reasonable measures on behalf of the operator. For the past few years, Adam has developed independently, or in partnership with operators, many cost effective technologies to meet the air emissions regulations including the Tank Emission Management System (TEMS®), the Bradenhead Abatement Catalytic Skid, the Open Thief Hatch Detection System, and the Vapor BTU Reducer.
Adam received his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 2002 and his Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering Thermal Fluids Transport from University of Florida in 2010.
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